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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

This page lists all BHPA incident reports (informal investigations) available on this website. You can view all incident reports, or filter reports by Hang Gliding, Powered Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Paramotoring or Parascending. The incident report database can also be searched.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
15 May 2005 Male 41 Novice Curium
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 2

Student allowed glider to overfly on launch pulling pilot over.

minor abrasions to face, arm and calf
15 May 2005 Female 14 Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Paracommander

Student landed heavilly on one foot.

none
15 May 2005 Male 65 Penmaen Bach
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable




Pilot witnessed not wearing helmet.

none
9 May 2005 Male Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Promise

Pilot initiated symmetric collapse by pulling b rather than a lines for big ears. Glider then entered spin with cravatte.

none
23 Apr 2005 Male 35 Pilot St Cyrus
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Quarx

Pilot stalled glider by flying too slowly and in wrong area.

bruised back
23 Apr 2005 Male 48 Pilot Refugio Di Perugia
Italy
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

Pilot suffered multiple asymmetric collapses prior to deploying emergency chute. Probably due to flying through unforseen rotor.

none
21 Apr 2005 Male 55 Pilot High And Over
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Serac

Pilot top landed and reached for A risers to deflate canopy. At this point he was lifted 3ft into the air then dragged back into a ditch.

fr arm
16 Apr 2005 Female Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Waterbird

Student landed on knees instead of plf.

sprained knee
16 Apr 2005 Male 36 Club Pilot Fransham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Firebird
Z One

Pilot suffered line break at 1000ft but did not realise line was still connected. Flew with training line until line snagged on trees. pilot threw emergency parachute and landed safely.

none
11 Apr 2005 Female 26 Novice Curium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero 2

Student was lifted off ground during reverse launch attempt, then pulled wrong control resulting in a turn into the hillside.

fr tibia
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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